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This image depicts two thoracoabdominal x-rays, which reveal the presence of an enlarged liver, otherwise known as hepatomegaly. The x-ray on the left was taken from the right lateral perspective, and the x-ray at right was executed from the anteroposterior, or AP perspective. The enlargement of this patient’s liver was due to a parasitic infection known as amebiasis, caused by the protozoan organism, Entamoeba histolytica. In this case, you’ll note the “dome” of the enlarged liver, which is actually the diaphragm as it covers and curves over the superior surface of the liver, is at a higher level than it would normally be, encroaching upon the space within the thoracic cavity, which contains the heart and lungs.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Dr. Trenton K. Ruebush, III
Creation Date: 1977
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